I’ve been using my trail camera quite a bit over the past few weeks, mainly at two badger setts.
It’s been good to see some familiar faces and a surprise visitor. A polecat.
Polecats nearly became extinction through persecution, but now can be found in some parts of England, Scotland and Wales. Polecats live in woodlands, along riverbanks and marshy areas. Their main prey is rabbits.
This week also saw the Oxon Mammal Group AGM and film night.
Local Mammal groups are a great way to learn from others and gain experience in surveying, trapping and ecology. To find people who share the same interests and, with Oxon Mammal Group, a chance to see a fantastic selection of winter talks and lectures.
Thank you to Oxon mammals for my ‘Golden Bunny’ award
After the AGM everybody who wanted to was able to share their favourite films and photographs.
Here is my contribution – a film I made a couple of years ago.